Tag: icons

  • Menu Bar Clutter

    Well as you asked so nicely

    Right now it looks like this…

    From the left:

    • Hot Mouse Flower – a virtual keyboard thingy.
    • SoundFlower – rewires sound between your apps.
    • Found – a searcher that comes and goes – seems to hog a lot of CPU at times.
    • Vienna – RSS reader.
    • Littleipsum – comes and goes as required.
    • Dropbox – cloudy goodness.
    • Cookie – clutter clearer.
    • Growl – venerable growler.
    • Interarchy – FTP goodness.
    • ClipMenu – clipboard manager.
    • 1Password – password manager which I rarely use from the menu bar.
    • FreeMemory – shows (and reclaims) the free memory you thought you had.
    • BwanaDik – IP/Network displayer now discontinued but still going strong with Mountain Lion. Note the Zappa reference.
    • ClipTwin – quick clipboard swap with the iPad.
    • Caffeine – keeps me and the Mac awake.
    • PopClip – how did we ever manage without it?
    • And then the Mac’s regular Messages, AppleScripts, BlueTooth, Time Machine, WiFi, Clock, User switcher, Spotlight and Notifications.

    Last time we looked (February 2010) it looked like this.

  • Magic Mice and Menu Bars

    Finally caught a Magic Mouse which is as good as anticipated. I did not have a problem with the old [W:Apple Mighty Mouse] although a lot of people complained about them. I have a Logitech wireless mouse that I used with the old Mac but never got around to setting it up with the new Mac – the Mighty Mouse that came with it has done the job.

    I did add Magic Prefs but have not really needed the extra pinches or swipes as yet – but will experiment with configuring it for flying X Plane. Magic Prefs added yet another icon to the ever leftward expansion across the menu bar so here is a quick check of what they are (admittedly some could be removed as they are never used and I have no idea why they are there 😉 )….
    menu bar

    From the left….

      Magic Prefs – adds extra controls to the Magic Mouse
      Spam Sweep – Within minutes of launching the demo Spam vanished… purchased minutes later.
      Library Books – Monitirs your library account and reminds you when stuff is due back.
      Savvy Clipboard – expands the usefulness of the clipboard.
      BwanaDik – any software named after a Zappa song must be good.
      Scribblet Рfuss-free aide-m̩moires. Updated to Version 2 today.
      Weather Dock – Saves having to look out of the window 😉
      Growl – pops up and tells you what you are listening to on Spotify, or when you have email, or when NetNewsWire has just refreshed etc. etc.
      Caffeine – Keeps your Mac awake.
      iStat Menus – Monitors the system if you enjoy watching that kind of thing. Who doesn’t? 😉
      Universal access – some of the other stuff needs some of this stuff to be on so they can do their thing.
      AppleScripts – Tweak you Mac to do what you want, when you want, how you want it done.
      Bluetooth – Lets Magic Mice talk to Macs
      Spaces – multi desktops thingy
      Spell Catcher – monitors your typing and corrects your spilling milkshakes.
      Time Machine – auto back up and then some.
      AirPort – wifi monitor
      Date & Time – this is why you buy a Mac 🙂
      User Account switch – what it says.
      SpotLight – search everything everywhere.

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